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Old 10-27-2011, 11:48 AM   #11
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I would not necessarily trust the water from an LFS without testing it on a regular basis. I have heard some horror stories. Not all LFS are bad but not all are good either. You can get a 100 gallon a day portable unit for about $65 from www.purewaterculb.com The big advantage is you can better control what you put in it. Different salt mixes have different levels of things such as calcium. Mixing your own alows you to use what works best for you not what was cheapest for the LFS.

Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:25 PM   #12
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The tank is already drilled through the bottom centered towards the back.

54g tank w/ Filstar XP 200: (1) Jack Dempsey, (1) Pleco, (3) Livingstonii, (1) Ventusus, (2) Peacock Cichlid, (2) Red Zebra, (1) Fuellbborni, (1) Aurastas
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:26 PM   #13
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Good point ..I happen to have a very good location near me but I do test each time I buy. I have an RO/DI unit of my own but not the room to mix and store.

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